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Envy: A Seven Deadly Sins Novel (The Seven Deadly Sins #2) (Paperback)
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This is book number 2 in the The Seven Deadly Sins series.
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From the NAACP Image award winner and national bestselling author Victoria Christopher Murray, a novel inspired by the seven deadly sins about a woman who wants more than just a relationship from her newly discovered half-sister—she wants her life.
A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.
Gabrielle Wilson has the perfect life: a Beverly Hills mansion, a loving family, and a massively successful PR firm. When her father admits that an affair he had years before resulted in a daughter, Gabrielle is shocked, but is actually happy. Could this be the sister she has been praying for all her life?
Keisha Jones’s life is a struggle. Her late mother worked on the streets, and school was its own nightmare. When Gabrielle offers to fly Keisha out of Arkansas to meet the family, Keisha instantly agrees. But Gabrielle doesn’t realize that Keisha has known about the Wilsons for years. Keisha is determined to have everything she has always envied, and nothing can stand in her way.
Includes a reading group guide with an author Q&A and discussion questions for book clubs.
About the Author
Victoria Christopher Murray is the author of more than twenty novels including: Greed; Envy; Lust; The Ex Files; Lady Jasmine; The Deal, the Dance, and the Devil; and Stand Your Ground, which was named a Library Journal Best Book of the Year. She is also the coauthor of the novel The Personal Librarian. Winner of nine African American Literary Awards for Fiction and Author of the Year (Female), Murray is also a four-time NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Fiction. She splits her time between Los Angeles and Washington, DC. Visit her website at VictoriaChristopherMurray.com.
“[Envy] captures the drama of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills while also bringing this well-developed work of urban fiction to a satisfyingly redemptive conclusion.”
—Kristina Giovanni, Booklist
Praise for LUST
"Murray has penned hot, steamy scenes in which her protagonist’s imagination runs wild, followed by the consequences of her realizing her dangerous dreams. A jarring twist at the end has the reader wondering who the good guys really are." —Booklist (starred review)
"Murray mixes quite a bit of passion, a touch of treachery, and some good old-fashioned revenge."
— Library Journal
"A topsy-turvy tale of passion on steroids."
— Essence Magazine
Praise for STAND YOUR GROUND
"Stand Your Ground by Victoria Christopher Murray is a fact-to-fiction examination of the human condition. Using a vivid, realistic premise, she takes a 360-degree view to bring all sides to the forefront for us to enjoy, learn from, judge and celebrate. . . . The characters draw us in for debate and conversation long after the final sentence. Stand Your Ground has great literary relevance for our time."
— USA Today
“Murray, winner of several African American Literary Awards for fiction, powerfully captures the nuances and tragedies engendered by stand-your-ground laws. A must-read.”
— Booklist (starred review)
"Murray has written a tension-packed novel around the hot-buzz national topic of an unarmed black youth shot by a white male, an act then subjected to the Stand Your Ground rule as a legal defense tactic. . . . Murray’s writing admirably shows the often overlooked human emotions following racial violence. . . . The pulled-from-the headlines storyline will captivate readers."
— Library Journal (starred review)
“With artful descriptions, Victoria put me inside their hearts and minds. I did not just enjoy this read, I lived it."
— Michelle Lindo Rice, author of the Able To Love series
Praise for FOREVER AN EX
"Murray spices up her story line with plenty of juicy scandals. . . . Readers seeking an emotional tale with broad themes of trust, betrayal, and forgiveness will do well by choosing Murray's latest effort."
— Library Journal
Praise for NEVER SAY NEVER
“Murray creates a believable scenario of two people who never wanted to hurt their friends…. With extremely well-drawn characters, the story offers neither blame nor excuses, keenly depicting the heartbreaks caused by both death and betrayal.”
— Publishers Weekly
“Readers, be on the lookout for Victoria Christopher Murray’s Never Say Never. You’ll definitely need to have a buddy-reader in place for the lengthy discussion that is bound to occur."
— USA Today
“Never Say Never is a testament to the magnificence of Murray’s storytelling gift! The author creates a surprisingly satisfying ending for each of the characters, even when their ‘sin’ seems unforgivable.”
— RT Book Reviews
Praise for THE EX-FILES
“The Ex Files is a moving-on song in four-part harmony.”
— Donna Grant and Virginia DeBerry, authors of Tryin’ to Sleep in the Bed You Made
“Once again, Victoria Christopher Murray has crafted a compelling, intriguing, and page-turning story that stays with you long after you’ve finished the book. This wonderful tale of four different women from vastly different backgrounds shows how we can all be bound by the common thread of faith.”
— ReShonda Tate Billingsley, author of Everybody Say Amen and I Know I’ve Been Changed
“My girl, Victoria Christopher Murray has done it again! I love her work and this book will bless you, so read it.”
— Michele Andrea Bowen, author of Church Folk, Second Sunday, and Holy Ghost Corner
Praise for THE DEAL, THE DANCE, AND THE DEVIL
“I think I've found a new author to add to my list of favorites. . . . Murray knows how to tell a story.I can't wait to read other books by this author.”
— Debbie Norrell, New Pittsburgh Courier
“Murray’s characters are extremely likable. . . .This page-turning take on the Faustian theme should satisfy fans and newcomers alike.”
— WalMart BookPage
Praise for SINS OF THE MOTHER
"Victoria is an exceptional writer who knows how to deliver a story."
— Kimberla Lawson Roby, author of Changing Faces
"Murray has always impressed me with her ability to live the life of her characters and make them come alive with each turning page."
— Indianapolis Recorder
Praise for LADY JASMINE
“Realistic characters and a likable heroine make this title a winner for Murray’s strong following.”
— Library Journal